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Track toy for ol' bubs..

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    Quote Originally Posted by nhbubba View Post
    Why not a Hawk GT? (For me.)
    You ll probably pay more for a hawk to be honest.
    Lot more parts available for the SV. More power on the SV. I love my hawk to death but I can't imagine riding a hawk on the street (don't hate me Gino). I need that extra power on the street. At the track I am not at that level yet.

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    Re: Track toy for ol' bubs..

    That's about what I thought. But figured I'd float the question.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nhbubba View Post
    That's about what I thought. But figured I'd float the question.
    i got u

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    Re: Track toy for ol' bubs..

    Quote Originally Posted by nhbubba View Post
    It is.. but at least 2x my budget. I suspect I'll probably wind up with a carb'ed gen1 without ABS. Which is fine.
    Hell I don't think you will find an sv or anything elseas set up as my bike for 1800. But wwhat eves I'm not bitter ;p. Good luck searching bud.

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    "You don’t need to tell me the horror story about your uncle’s buddy who wiped out his chopper while drag racing at some hooligan rally. That just makes me wish I were talking to your uncle’s buddy instead of you. He sounds pretty cool."

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    BWAHAHAHAHAHA!! This time I was laughing at you. Sorry.

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    Re: Track toy for ol' bubs..

    Dave, don't get too bent out of shape. I'm not even close to pulling the trigger yet. I still need to have some conversations, do some planning, and figure out wtf I really want out of this deal.

    Same goes for you guys PM'ing me CL listings and such. I appreciate it. But I am not quite there yet. On these things I often move slow. It is what it is.

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    Re: Track toy for ol' bubs..

    Lol I'm not bent out of shape dude just teasing you.I hahaven't even gotten off my ass and listed my bike yet. And Brian seems to actually be tentatively interested in it so I don't even know what's happening with it yet. Just know its out there. . And good luck hunting.

    Yeah I just reread my other post it did come off kind of assy. It wasn't my intention. And I did mean what I said about good luck searching. Hell that'd half the fun of this stuff

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    "You don’t need to tell me the horror story about your uncle’s buddy who wiped out his chopper while drag racing at some hooligan rally. That just makes me wish I were talking to your uncle’s buddy instead of you. He sounds pretty cool."

    Originally Posted by JalopySiR
    BWAHAHAHAHAHA!! This time I was laughing at you. Sorry.

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    Re: Track toy for ol' bubs..

    Quote Originally Posted by nhbubba View Post
    Does anyone know, does the -S insure any different than the -N? Does one insure as a sport bike and the other as a standard?

    I need to call my agent. But I'm interested in what others' experience has been.
    should be the same.

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    Re: Track toy for ol' bubs..

    Quote Originally Posted by nhbubba View Post
    What's cheap?
    Are those handlebars? I'm on a mission for something with clipons... or is conversion trivial?
    How about $800 cheap?

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    Re: Track toy for ol' bubs..

    I don't know yet.

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    Re: Track toy for ol' bubs..

    Lol. Hurry up and buy s bile before there all gone!

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    "You don’t need to tell me the horror story about your uncle’s buddy who wiped out his chopper while drag racing at some hooligan rally. That just makes me wish I were talking to your uncle’s buddy instead of you. He sounds pretty cool."

    Originally Posted by JalopySiR
    BWAHAHAHAHAHA!! This time I was laughing at you. Sorry.

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    Re: Track toy for ol' bubs..

    Quote Originally Posted by nhbubba View Post
    It is.. but at least 2x my budget. I suspect I'll probably wind up doing more track days on the V-Strom, take the ARC II course, get some personal training and buy next year. Which is fine.
    FFY.

    Wait a season and save your money. Ride more bikes. Get more track time. Get some nice track riding gear and a GPS lap timer.

    The V-Strom is not bad: I've done half a dozen on mine, including NJ. Changing the bars to something lower would be cheap, easy and makes the riding position better on the track without killing you on the street. Just put Renthal Street Medium on the Tiger and may switch the V-Strom as well. $55. You are forgetting how satisfying it is to pass yobos on sport bikes who always come up to you in the pits and as "Is that a one thousand?"

    You have to go slow to go fast.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Garandman View Post
    You are forgetting how satisfying it is to pass yobos on sport bikes who always come up to you in the pits and as "Is that a one thousand?"
    Ha. That does give me a shit eating grin. There was a guy on a super sport on the other side of the garage from me on Tuesday who was sure impressed with me (or maybe the bike!?!) after the 2nd session. I told him "really, it's just an sv with some extra shit welded on".

    I'm very happy with my track gear. This suit is as good as I need to get, boots too. A new/spare helmet is already budgeted for the off season this year. About the only thing I can think to add is chest protection.
    Seriously thought about one of those GPS gizzmos. But then I realized a camera can more or less satisfy my curiosity and is already paid for. .. Not that those are huge money anyway.
    I just did the ARC. I do not think I will be doing the ARC-II.

    Although any bike budget would buy an awful lot of additional track days.

    The ride more bikes, get more experience thing resonates. Not a horrible point. Although I'm still scared shitless of dropping this thing. It'd be a real, real shame to wad up such a sweet street bike trying to be macho on a track. Meanwhile I wouldn't be as heart broke fucking up a cheap, well used sport bike.

    Or so goes the theory.

    Keep me/us posted regarding the bars.

    Wifey comes home tomorrow. Lets see how many creative ways she can tell me I'm an idiotic three year old.

    I am reminded that I gave up skiing because it was too expensive. Oh, the irony.

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    Re: Track toy for ol' bubs..

    You are welcome to ride the hawk any time you up at the track.

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    Re: Track toy for ol' bubs..

    Hey dude...feel free to borrow my gps doodad next time. Just say the word

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    Quote Originally Posted by nhbubba View Post
    Yeah, I feel like you and I had that conversation; two guys on non-sport bikes standing in a sea of sport bikes held up on race stands. I know I had some drool hanging out of my shit eating grin. Didn't notice if you did or not.
    I particularly remember after the body positioning session you and I walking over to our bikes and looking quizzically at how to try to replicate that with a completely different starting point.


    Quote Originally Posted by nhbubba View Post
    Brakes, springs, throttle cables, all that are par for the course. Someday I'll fess up on the shit that was broken on my 3 month old 'strom when I dragged it home. You bring a flashlight, look the thing over, make your offer, and deal with the rest when you get home.
    As with most things, I did this completely bass akwards. On first contact with the PO i stated my price. Unless he agreed it wasn't worth my time or his. He, as expected, countered. I explained that he doesn't understand. My price was my absolute maximum. I wasn't trying to get him down to the best price. I was getting a bike for this price or i wasn't getting one.

    He would email / call me once a week or so. Nope. Not my price. I was of course investigating other things. Once he got to my price, things like tires and brakes weren't important. It was running on all cylinders. It tried to move in all gears. It didn't even need to have the carbs cleaned (which I completely expected to have to do). I handed him money.

    Quote Originally Posted by nhbubba View Post
    I really, really can't deal with something not streetable. I'd do something stupid and get it impounded. Best avoid that temptation entirely.

    Fer serious man, buy some zip ties or something and get on with it.
    I don't think I'm any further from streetable than I am from trackable right now. I'm just not sure I actually care about streetable. (I am far from race inspection, which is a different issue completely). I can break plenty of laws on the GL. Do I really need to have a sport bike on the street? I'm not currently convinced.

    Quote Originally Posted by nhbubba View Post
    Also tell me which day you're going to the track so I can sign up too. Anything but the first few weeks of August. Let's do it, yo.
    I'm having g a lot of trouble not signing up for Tony's June dates. If the bike were together I'd have already signed up. Carbs went back on yesterday. We'll see how far I get today.

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    Re: Track toy for ol' bubs..

    Taking your time is good advice.

    Let me know when you do your next track day. Perhaps I'll do one too and you can try the SV out on track.

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    Re: Track toy for ol' bubs..

    Why haven't you snatched this up yet?
    http://www.nestreetriders.com/forum/...99#post1279399

    a grand!!!

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    Re: Track toy for ol' bubs..

    I do not think I could street register that. (I know, I know, who gives a damn, right?)

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    Re: Track toy for ol' bubs..

    I know its been offered by others but I also have an SV you are welcome to try at a TTD. Gen 1 with a stock motor. Not street legal but it'll give you an idea of what a street SV with suspension upgrades would feel like on the track.

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    Re: Track toy for ol' bubs..

    Quote Originally Posted by nhbubba View Post
    I do not think I could street register that. (I know, I know, who gives a damn, right?)
    ya you could. its more than 10 years old so i dont think it needs a title. if they give you flak about the salvage title on it all you have to do is bring the bike down to the DMV and have a trooper look at it. he makes sure everything works and its not a death trap. he will give it a clean bill of health and a sticker for the frame that says so. then register away...

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    Re: Track toy for ol' bubs..

    It's 15 years for title exempt. No title, no street reg for the next 3 years. Also I think that the current owner (Max) has not registered it complicates things. But I'm no expert.

    HalfSquid says he has a frame with a clean title though...

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    Re: Track toy for ol' bubs..

    I think I was just offered a '92 VFR for $1500...

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    Re: Track toy for ol' bubs..

    Quote Originally Posted by nhbubba View Post
    I think I was just offered a '92 VFR for $1500...
    Pass.

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    Re: Track toy for ol' bubs..

    'Bubs likey viffers ...

    Is a viffer a track toy?

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    Re: Track toy for ol' bubs..

    Yes, bubs does likey.. a lot. V4, mmmm... '92 is the gear driven cams yet 17" wheels you can actually buy rubber for.

    His has springs and a slip on, is otherwise mostly mint. Will need tires and probably a battery. From the sounds of things the carbs might clean up with some seafoam and some fresh fuel. Although the seller is a small guy, so his springs probably need not apply for a fun-sized type like me.

    Think with the big head, not the little head. How heavy is a viffah? This one is clean; how much of a schmuck will I feel like when I fubar it at "the track"? Is there any chance I won't want to street reg and ride this? (No!)

    That is not the one for me.. that is not the one for me.. that is not the one for me..

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